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Ecommerce Sales Top $2B; Shopping Trends Indicate Strong December

Thanks to the post-Thanksgiving tradition of deep discounts and sales, all eyes have been on shoppers this past week. As reports of disappointing brick and mortar sales from Black Friday weekend rolled in, Cyber Monday customers filled their online carts with holiday gifts — to the tune of $2.04 billion, according to comScore. This figure represents a 17% increase from the same day last year, and is a clear indicator that customers are getting comfortable with digital purchases. In preparation […]

Ecommerce Companies Cash In on Mobile This Holiday Season: Budgets Up 132%, Cyber Monday ROI Up 286%

Our analytics team has been examining data and evaluating Facebook® advertising campaigns during the busiest days of the year for online retailers, surfacing key information about holiday purchase and click-through rates. While digging into the data with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear view mirror, one thing has become clear: mobile is becoming more and more critical in the buying journey for our ecommerce customers. The trend toward mobile is representative of the uptick of smartphone and tablet […]

How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media, Part 3

We’re back with the third and final installation of “How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media.” In case you missed it, Part One covered goal and KPI-setting based on last year’s campaign performance, while Part Two tackled Facebook features that weren’t available in Q4 of last year. Here, we’ll be discussing creative best practices and how to sync your ads to the seasonal window. Without further ado: Step Three: Get creative Back in 2007, a market research firm estimated in […]

How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media, Part 2

Welcome back to our three-part series on setting your 2014 holiday campaigns up for success on social! In Part One, we shared the first step: Evaluating your goals and KPIs, targeting, and ads from last year to help inform and improve Q4 2014. In Part Two, we’ll discuss newer targeting types and how they can fit into your strategy. Let’s dive in. Step Two: Update your arsenal Right Hand Rail Cue the makeover montage! In April, Facebook announced its plans […]

How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media, Part 1

Have you started thinking about your holiday campaigns yet? According to the latest Think With Google survey, more than half of holiday shoppers say they’ll begin researching gifts before Thanksgiving — with 26% starting before Halloween (read: now). If you’ve been focusing on marketing pumpkins instead of sugar plums, don’t worry — we’ve outlined three steps for planning your holiday ad spend. In Part One of this three-part series, we’ll discuss how you can apply key takeaways from last year’s […]